The production of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s musical will open at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 12th April 2024 and run until the 16 November 2024 concluding at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield.
Producer Colin Ingram has confirmed that following on from summer seasons at the Dominion Theatre in 2022 and 2023, Grease will embark on a UK & Ireland tour in 2024. The production is directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, with casting yet to be announced.
The musical originally opened in Chicago in 1971, followed by a move to Broadway in 1972, where it received seven Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical. During the show’s eight-year run at the time, little known actors including Peter Gallagher, Patrick Swayze and John Travolta all appeared in the production, with Richard Gere understudying many roles before going on to star as Danny Zuko in the 1973 London premiere.
The 1978 film adaptation starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is the fourth highest-grossing live action musical of all time. The musical features beloved songs, including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re The One That I Want.
So far, this latest revival of the musical has been seen by over 500,000 people in the West End, making it the Dominion Theatre’s most successful summer run since We Will Rock You. It has received four WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival, Best Choreography for Arlene Phillips and Best Supporting Performer in a Musical for original cast members Jocasta Almgill and Paul French.
Grease features designs by Colin Richmond, orchestrations and musical supervision by Sarah Travis, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and Richard Brooker, video and projection design by Douglas O’Connell and casting by David Grindrod CDG. It is produced by Colin Ingram for InTheatre Productions, Playing Field, Gavin Kalin, and Curve.
To find out more about the UK tour visit: https://www.greasemusical.co.uk/uk-tour/